Nominations for the 2020 Westminster Award have now closed but you can get the latest news here.
2019/2020 BTEC Level 2 enrolments open now
Enrolments for our fantastic BTEC Level 2 qualifications are currently open. Click here to find out more and get involved.
Vocational qualifications that set you apart
CVQO is a UK education charity and learning provider. We accredit the skills young people and their volunteer instructors learn with vocational qualifications.
Get the latest on our Graduation Ceremony
Our annual Graduation Ceremony for adult volunteers and direct candidates took place on 18 October at RMA Sandhurst.
ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders
Our ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is delivered over 2 consecutive days and is aimed at 14-16 year olds, offering a brilliant introduction to leadership concepts and an internationally-recognised qualification.
We are CVQO
CVQO is a UK education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and their adult instructors. Our qualifications are accredited by Pearson BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds
Georgia Allen – ILM Level 5
"Undertaking the CVQO-led ILM Level 5 has taught me to appreciate personal and professional development, not only for myself as the individual, but for the benefit of the Army Cadet Force.
"I have gained confidence in my ability and knowledge of being a leader and have started to believe in my own capabilities more."
George Craft – BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development
There are not many things that help an individual stand out in a workplace environment at my age in terms of qualifications, but this certainly made a lasting impression on the company.
Alex Anderson – BTEC Level 2 and ILM Level 3
"I have always struggled with exams as they cause me a great deal of stress which is why I left school at 16.
"However, being able to learn new skills through CVQO has allowed me to regain an interest in education and develop myself so I could become a more rounded individual."
Thor Elsson – ILM Level 4
“I had an interview for a new job a couple of weeks ago and have had an offer of a better job than the one I originally applied for.
"The feedback I received, along with the improved job offer, was that they were impressed with my ACF volunteering and the fact I’ve gone for a commission - the clincher was the CVQO-led ILM qualification I’d just finished."
Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education
I have seen first-hand the fantastic opportunities and experience that being a cadet can bring to young people.
“Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are vital, practical skills that are so valued by employers, whichever path you choose.
“CVQO are rightly recognising the skills and abilities of our cadet forces with qualifications that will help set them on their path to success.